Reviews "Hänsel und Gretel" | De Nederlandse Reisopera

“How fantastically does the North Netherlands Orchestra play the music by the German composer Engelbert Humperdinck, the brass round in tone, the strings mellow and gracious at the same time.

Reviews "Der Silbersee" Kurt Weill | Opera Ballet Vlaanderen

This eclectic whole is performed impeccably and with respect for the score. Under the musical direction of Karel Deseure, all registers are covered: mellifluent, blistering and just about everything in

Reviews Bernstein - A Quiet Place | Philharmonie Zuidnederland

‘Conductor Karel Deseure and Philharmonie Zuidnederland, on the other hand, exchanged effortlessly of musical form. And so a chemistry emerged between orchestra, singers and direction that revealed the inner essence

‘A tight and clean performance’

Under the baton of the rising Flemish star, Karel Deseure, the South Netherlands Philharmonic provided an exhilarating contrast with what was happening above. There was no excess arising from the

‘A sublime playing South Netherlands Philharmonic under the baton of Karel Deseure’

‘Last but not least thanks to the sublime playing of the South Netherlands Philharmonic under the baton of Karel Deseure and an especially strong Theater Choir of Opera Zuid, the

‘A magician in the pit’

‘Deseure is a magician in the pit, as he leads an outstanding South Netherlands Philharmonic and gives complete scope and color to all of Verdi’s masterful inventions, as they range

‘Philharmonic with warmth and engagement’

“It was the orchestra in the pit that commanded your attention. Led by the Belgian Karel Deseure (who made his opera conducting debut) the South Netherlands Philharmonic played with great

‘Luckily there was a hero in the orchestra pit’

Opera South presents fresh view of La Bohème while it receives an assault from The Hague. Luckily there was a hero in the orchestra pit. “But the true hero stands in

‘Flemish conductor saves Opera South’s Puccini’

“If I were the artistic director of the South Netherlands Philharmonic, I would keep an eye on the young Flemish conductor Karel Deseure, because this boy has talent. All in